Weight Loss Tips

  1. Avoid Crash diets which is not good for health.
  2. Lose weight with good carbs: Most vegetables ( Except Potato and corn), fruits ( not fruit juices) ,beans,legumes,nuts,whole grain cereals and breads have low glycemic index.These can be considered as good carbs.
  3. Drink 6- 8 glasses of water daily.
  4. Eat high fiber,whole grain cereals for breakfast,preferably those with 5 or more grams of fiber per serving.
  5. Eat fresh fruit with skin,rather than fruit juices
  6. Use whole grain bread which has double fiber than white bread.
  7. Consume more vegetables,legumes and salads( without dressing) Include carrot,celery,cabbage,peas,broccoli, Brussels sprouts, lentils,dried beans and baked beans.
  8. Snack foods should include dried fruits,nuts,seeds,high fiber,low fat snack bars,popcorn,celery and carrot sticks.
  9. Use whole grain products ( Bran and whole grain cereals, brown long grain rice and whole grain noodles)
  10. Add garden vegetables ( Carrot,celery,cabbage,green beans,lettuce,onions,corn,peas,tomatoes,spinach etc)
  11. popcorn is an excellent high fiber,low fat,low calorie snack.
    The following 10 antioxidant foods have been shown to have extremely high anti-cancer activity:
    1. Soy beans
    2. Ginger
    3. Licorice
    4. Celery
    5. Cilantro
    6. Parsley
    7. Parsnips
    8. Onion
    9. Brussels sprouts
    10. Mushrooms
    Sonam Kapoor diet tips
      1. Never binge and eat everything in moderation.
      2. Never ignore your cravings,eat whenever a craving strikes, but in small portions. 
      3. Sip on warm water first thing in the morning. It flushes out toxins from the system. All can follow it up with honey and lime water.
      4. She does 30 minutes of cardio every day.Two days a week I follow it up with dance exercises learnt from Ashley Lobo.On other days I practice Bharat Thakur's Power Yoga.

      Sonam's food diary

      An egg white omlette, a toast, a seasonal fruit, a glass of warm water. When bored with this, I try an idli, or poha.

      Chicken, rotis, a seasonal vegetable, curd and fruits. I try to avoid red meat. Once in a blue moon, I do have white rice too. My rotis are made of bajra, bran or jowar or any low grade protein-rich wheat. I also have a few cups of tea without sugar through the day.

      What time I eat dinner is more important than what I eat. I usually have it by 6:30 pm. On most days it is a veg/chicken sandwich, salad and may be some crispy French fries (but not too many!). I also enjoy fish- grilled or cooked in a Spartan gravy. If I still feel hungry then I end my day with a glass of soya milk or a protein shake before going to bed. In addition, I take multi-vitamins.

      1.  Clean your house, windows, garage, backyard, etc. by sweeping, scrubbing, moping, polishing. All these activities burn calories.
      2. Park your car 10 minutes from work or shopping mall and walk. This will also save you time in searching a parking spot.
      3. Use the stairs instead of lift or escalators in mall, office, station and home where possible. You can lose several kilograms a year if you daily walks up and down 5 flights of stairs a couple of times a day.
      4. Move! If you have a sitting job, get up every hour and walk around; go outside if possible and move round the building.
      5. Use the toilet /bathroom farthest from you in office every time.
      6. Get off the bus or train 1 or 2 stops early and walk that last part.
      7. Place your wastebasket on the other side of your room in office.
      8. Do not use remote of TV and DVD/VCR player.
      9. Listen to the TV/radio news while walking in your house in morning, evening or both if possible.
      10. Sit in a rocking chair. Tap your fingers and toes to music.
      11. Don't use the intercom, walk to the person and talk.
      12. Vacuum your house, clean windows, water plants, mow grass, spread your washed clothes on a washing line rather than putting in the drier, and iron your clothes yourselves. This will save money and you remain fit! As a bonus, your partner will be happy that you are doing all work yourself!
      13. Buy your own groceries and pull the shopping cart yourself to your home, if possible.
      14. Play soccer or any game with your family members and/or dog. Even 10 minutes throwing a Frisbee or chasing a dog will burn calories.
      15. Don't look for excuses for not doing any physical activity.
      16. Walk any distance that is within a kilometer. If you walk briskly, it is good for your waistline and heart.